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Accountant Jobs - Uganda Christian University (UCU)


Job Title:     Accountant
Organisation: Uganda Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Bursar

About US:
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education - not only of clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensures that all financial policies and procedures of the department are followed & adhered to.
  • Responsible for supervising computer operations and offers technical support.
  • The incumbent manages the preparation of annual budgets
  • Ensures that all statutory requirements such as NSSF, PAYE and Staff Savings are complied with.
  • Reviews unit budgets and assisting the bursar in the preparation of the Annual master budget.
  • Prepares budget variance analysis reports comparing actual expenditures with the budgets.
  • Supports the Bursar in the preparation of final accounts ready for external audit.
  • Overseer of the external audit functions and liaises with external auditors.
  • Ensures that the procurement and stores function are properly handled making sure selected suppliers provide value for money.
  • Responsible for carrying out verification of All Ledger Entries in SAP System.
  • Reconciles all control and payroll accounts to the general ledger.
  • Ensures proper and timely Accounts staff appraisal and follow up on any issues arising.
  • Follows up debtors for rent, fees and subscriptions from teaching centers and licensing fleet of vehicles
  • Assists in the establishment of the fixed assets register.
  • Identifies staff training needs for the department and recommending them to the Staff Development Committee for action.
  • Maintains the UCU Mbale staff gratuity database and processing staff bank loans.
  • Ensures that all pay cheques are remitted to the relevant banks and on time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree of Science in Accounting and Finance /Business Administration /Masters of Commerce with a bias in Finance & Accounting from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Must have a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Finance /Business Administration /Bachelors of Commerce with a bias in Finance & Accounting from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Must be pursuing a professional qualification such as ACCA or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and at least at level 2.
  • Must have two (2) years working experience performing similar tasks in a busy organization.

OR
  • Must have a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Finance /Business Administration /Bachelors of Commerce with a bias in Finance & Accounting from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • A professional qualification such as ACCA or Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Postgraduate qualification in business or finance discipline will be an added advantage
  • At least two years of working experience performing similar tasks in a busy organization.
  • Extensive knowledge of Government/other Regulatory Laws, Policies and Procedures both Local and International regarding institutional financial management;
  • Knowledge of computerized Accounting packages like SAP.
  • Must possess high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Female qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be a mature and practicing Christian preferably of the Anglican Faith

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter together with an updated Curriculum Vitae, three references and two (2) copies of certified academic and professional certificates and transcripts

All online applications must be sent in one PDF attachment.

Either to:

The Human Resource Officer
Uganda Christian University
Mbale University College
St. Andrew’s Cathedral Mbale
P.O. Box 613, Kabale

Email: damony@mbale.ucu.ac.ug

OR to:

The Director, Human Resource & Administration
Uganda Christian University
P.O. Box 4, Mukono, Pilkington Building

Email: jobs@ucu.ac.ug

Deadline: 20th December 2018 by 5:00pm

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